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Must-reads of 2012: science

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. The dream that failed... More

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Must-reads of 2012: food

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. The history of chicken... More

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Must-reads of 2012: music

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Grizzly Bear Members Are... More

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Must-reads of 2012: profiles

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Cooking isn’t creative, and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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The Boston Globe names new editor

The Boston Globe has announced that Brian McGrory, a 23-year veteran journalist at the paper, is its new editor. McGrory,... More

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DuPont awards announced

The Columbia Journalism School announced the winners of the 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards on Wednesday. Fourteen broadcast, digital,... More

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Real-life Argo

The film Argo, released this year, dramatizes five Americans’ unlikely escape during the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979 by posing... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Jim Tankersley joins The Washington Post

Obviously the big news about The Washington Post at the moment is that, after a protracted debate, the paper now... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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The Plain Dealer’s ‘reset’ gets all too real

Last week, TC Brown wrote for CJR about the “significant reset” ahead for the Advance Publications-owned Cleveland Plain Dealer (See:... More

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Farewell to The Daily

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced on Monday that its iPad-only "newspaper," The Daily, will close on December 15. Can't say... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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The media news cycle is bananas

We seem to be in the thick of a media news maelstrom right now: —Jeff Zucker was officially named the... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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